May 12, 2007

I'm back ...

Hello all ... Sorry I have been away so long (hangs head in shame). There has been a lot going on here and I have just been trying to keep my head above the water. Let me recap:

Military Life: As many of you know I am married to an Army officer. He returned from deployment in December, was home for a little over two months before he left for training. He finally returned home last week, so things are getting back to normal. He recently took over a new group of Soldiers so my task is to meet with the families and make sure that they are doing well. This part is both scary and fun because you get to meet so many new people, but at the same time you are worried that they might not like you. (I know what you're thinking Lime, "What? Someone who doesn't like anybody named Michelle must be CRAZY!") We also got new commanders at the two levels above us, so it had been busy going to all of the events and socials associated with that. (Again, Lime is thinking, "Bet they'd love you in tie-dye attire!") For the most part the ups and downs of it all is normal, but for me, a modern day gypsy (and yet, still a princess) I tend to like the fact that it's not the same old thing everyday. I love mentoring younger wives and helping families deal with the military life in general. It somehow makes me feel as if I am contributing in this whole thing.

Career Life: Work has been a bit of a challenge lately. Don't get me wrong, I am still, for the most part, in love with my job, it just seems as if the drama level has intensified and everywhere you turn, if you say the wrong thing it can be taken the wrong way, or be misconstrued and told to someone else and then they are mad and ... well let's just say, this is the high school part of my teen years that I didn't like and thought I was past it. On the positive side, I have applied for a few new jobs and hope (fingers crossed) that I get at least an interview. One is working with military families, but I don't want to jinx it, so I'll fill you in later.

Parenting Life: Ha! Scared some of you huh!?! Nope, still just the puppy, but he has been acting out over the past few months since George comes and goes so much for long periods of time. I'm just trying to stay sane, but it's a struggle. (And some of you think we should have kids! What are you thinking!?!)

Student Life: Well in the last month I have had to finish an 6-page, 8-page and 4-page paper. I was going out of my mind trying to find the time, but YEAH! Yesterday I turned in the last one! One semester closer to that master's!

Craft Life: Ha! What craft life??? I haven't picked up a needle, paintbrush or glue stick in nearly two months. No wonder my stress level is high. I am planning on working on something this week is I'm able to. Probably scrapbooking since we are going to see some friends when we go on vacation next weekend But I gotta clean the house a little. Sad that even that is something I look forward to becasue it means I have some time for me.

But back to that happy note a second ago ... VACATION!!! What a beautiful word. We will leave next weekend to spend about 10 day away from here. We are going back to New Braunfels (Texas) with George's best friend and his fiancee, then we all head back to Houston where they go back to work and we DON'T! I hope to get some good pics of us and will post them as soon as possible.

Well I guess that's it for now. I promise to post more, now that things are settling down ... I don't want to be like Tommy Gunn (We love you dude, but remember when you post ALL THE TIME? It got me out of a lot of work!)

Well, gotta go and do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Ain't life grand!?!


4 Tea Party Guest:

lime said...

hey, anyone who doesn't like a 'michelle' (especially one who spells the name correctly, those single 'l' characters are kind of suspect, ya know) has problems. as for the tie dye, i can even hook you up with some formal tie dyes ya know....

glad you haven't fallen off the face of the earth. now,could youtell that tommy whatisface to get his sorry self back into the blogpshere occasionally?

stitcherw said...

Glad to see you back, you certainly have a lot going on. Hope you have a wonderful time on your vacation, and that you can get some crafting time in.

Kimmie said...

Now I don't feel so bad about not long as I'm not the only one. LOL

Meari said...

Sounds like your life is a whirlwind right now! I hope you had a great vacation (Where's the pics?)